Firefighter injures foot while battling Fifth Ward house fire

Firefighter injures foot while battling Fifth Ward house fire

Credit: KHOU

HFD said firefighters were called to an abandoned home on Bleker Street at Lee Street around 9:30 p.m. They found heavy flames coming from the one-story structure.

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by KHOU.com staff

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Posted on April 9, 2013 at 7:42 AM

Updated Tuesday, Apr 9 at 10:41 AM

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HOUSTON -- The Houston Fire Department said a firefighter sustained a minor injury to his foot while inside a burning home on the northeast side of town late Monday.

HFD said firefighters were called to an abandoned home on Bleker Street at Lee Street around 9:30 p.m. They found heavy flames coming from the one-story structure.

Firefighters made a fast attack and got the blaze under control.

One firefighter was taken back to the station by ambulance after suffering a swollen ankle. HFD said the firefighter either fell through the home’s wood floor or he hit his foot on some debris in the home.

A cause for the fire was not determined.

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